29 August 2018

New Zealand academics star in event season in India

ENZ kickstarted its event season in India with fairs in New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai followed by a jam-packed Guest Lecture Series and inaugural Academic Conclave

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Future Proof Workshop with Dr Aniruddha Chatterjee, University of Otago, Dr Vijaya Dharan, Massey University and Dr Stuart Wise, University of Canterbury.

ENZ’s Country Manager for India, Jugnu Roy, leveraged the in-market presence of 14 New Zealand researchers and academics by putting together a third Guest Lecture Series (GLS).

“The GLS showcases New Zealand’s research strengths across a range of disciplines, particularly STEM, sustainability and nutrition which were of great interest to the audience, and reinforces the quality and global rankings of New Zealand’s universities to prospective students.

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L-R: HE Ms Joanna Kempkers; Shri Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister Delhi and John Laxon, RD ENZ.

“The GLS was a big undertaking, with 44 lectures across 23 premier Indian institutions – it was very well-received by Indian students and academics.”

In addition, ENZ put together a high-powered Academic Conclave, attended by New Zealand academics as well as academics, researchers and industry experts from across India. It featured workshops on topics of mutual interest for both countries including smart cities, research collaboration and future-proof education.

The event was inaugurated by New Zealand High Commissioner Ms Joanna Kempkers, Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister of Delhi Mr Manish Sisodia, as well as a video message by the Human Resource Development of India Mr Prakash Javadekar.“The programme aimed to introduce and progress collaboration opportunities between countries,” said Jugnu.

The event was inaugurated by New Zealand High Commissioner Ms Joanna Kempkers, Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister of Delhi Mr Manish Sisodia, as well as a video message by the Human Resource Development of India Mr Prakash Javadekar.

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